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Above: Stephen Benkovic, Judith Klinman, Richard Zare, Stephen Buchwald, Bassam Shakhashiri (ACS President), John Brauman, Gabor Somorjai, Tobin Marks, and Jens Norskov

Symposium in Catalysis at the ACS meeting March 27, 2012

The Dreyfus Foundation sponsored a Presidential Symposium in Catalysis at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Diego on March 27, 2012. In order of appearance, the speakers were Stephen Buchwald, Eric Jacobsen, Stephen Benkovic, Judith Klinman, Daniel Nocera, Gabor Somorjai, Jens Norskov, and Tobin Marks, winner of the 2011 Dreyfus Prize. Charles Campbell gave tribute to D. Wayne Goodman, a scheduled speaker who passed away on February 27. The session chairs were: John Brauman, JoAnne Stubbe, Richard Zare, and Matthew Tirrell.

Chair: Session I – Marye Anne Fox, University of California, San Diego

Stephen Buchwald, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Eric Jacobsen, Harvard University

Chair: Session II – John Brauman, Stanford University

Stephen Benkovic, The Pennsylvania State University
Judith Klinman, University of California, Berkeley

Chair: Session III – Richard Zare, Stanford University

Daniel Nocera, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
D. Wayne Goodman, Texas A&M University
Gabor Somorjai, University of California, Berkeley

Chair: Session IV: Matthew Tirrell, The University of Chicago

Jens Norskov, Stanford University
Tobin Marks, Northwestern University